Kill City - Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City
Label: Radar Records - RAD 56 467,Radar Records - RAD 2 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock
It was recorded as a demo in but released in altered form in November by record label Bomp! Kill City was originally recorded in after the disintegration of the Stooges. It was to be used as a demo to give to record labels in hopes of getting Pop a new contract. His vocals were recorded on weekends when he received permission to leave a mental hospital he was staying in at the time for treatment of his long-standing heroin addiction.
The original "demo" mix of the album remains unheard, with the exception Kill City - Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City three tracks which have been released on various compilations including A Million in Prizes: The Anthology and Original Punks : "Johanna", "Consolation Prizes" and "Kill City". These tracks sound markedly different from those on the final version of the album, with different guitar parts and, in the case of "Johanna", no saxophone.
There would be no takers for the album until when, following the success of Pop's solo albums The Idiot and Lust for LifeWilliamson got an advance from Bomp!
The master tapes were lost shortly after the release of the original album and all subsequent CD releases were mastered from the original poor quality green vinyl pressing. InWilliamson and engineer Ed Cherney remixed the album once more from the original multitracks. The resulting mixes formed a new version of the album, released on Bomp! Kill City has been generally well received by critics.
Nick Kent of New Musical Express called it "a great album". Mark Deming of AllMusic called the album "a minor triumph", writing: "The music is more open and bluesy than on Raw Powerand while Williamson's guitar remains thick and powerful, here he's willing to make room for pianos, acoustic guitars and saxophones, and the dynamics of the arrangements suggest a more mature approach after the claustrophobia of Raw Power ".
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